Mark Tami MP supports Compulsory Jobs Guarantee

Mark Tami MP has called for a tax on bank bonuses to fund jobs for young people in Alyn & Deeside.

Under Labour’s Compulsory Jobs Guarantee, every young person out of work in Alyn & Deeside for more than 12 months will be given a paid starter job which they will have to take up or lose their benefits. If Labour’s Compulsory Jobs Guarantee was introduced today 3,535 young people would benefit across Wales.

Under David Cameron’s government, the number of young people aged 18-24 claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance for over a year has doubled – from 28,300 in May 2010 to 56,100 today.

Mark Tami MP said: “Sadly too many young people are struggling to find work and are not seeing any economic recovery. The Government needs to do more to help the long term unemployed. I support Labour’s Compulsary Job’s Guarantee as it will get young people off benefits and into work.”

Labour’s shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls said: “If Labour wins the next election we will get young people and the long-term unemployed off benefits and into work.

“After the global banking crisis and with bank bonuses soaring again this year, it’s fair to pay for our jobs plan by repeating Labour’s tax on bank bonuses. We need a recovery for the many, not just a few at the top.”